Arbok

Arbok
アーボック
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Ekans < Arbok > Pikachu
Species
Type
Cobra Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#24
Height
Weight
11'6" (3.5m)
143.3 lbs. (65kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
90
Tier
EV Yield
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Arbok (アーボック) is the 24th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Poison Type, and is known as the Cobra Pokémon.

Arbok can have one of two Abilities: Intimidate, which lowers the opponent's Attack Statistic by one stage; or Shed Skin, which gives this Pokémon a 1 in 3 chance of recovering from a status condition each turn. Its Hidden Ability is Unnerve, which stops the opposing Pokémon from using their held Berry while it is in battle.

Ekans can evolve into Arbok at Level 22.

Arbok is in the Egg Groups Field and Dragon, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Arbok One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Arbok takes the appearance of a large purple cobra. There is a pattern on its belly as well.

Gender Differences

Arbok doesn't have any visible characteristics to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

In the Generation I games, Arbok was only available at Route 23 and the Cerulean Cave in Red. Arbok would not be exclusive to any particular title in Generation II. Arbok can only be obtained by evolving an Ekans in Gold, at Routes 3, 4, 22 and 28 in Silver; and Routes 3, 4, 26, 27, 28, 42 and Mt. Silver in Crystal.

In Generation III, Arbok was only available in Fire Red at Route 23 and Victory Road. With a copy of FireRed Inserted into the second slot of your Nintendo DS in the Generation IV games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Arbok can be obtained at the Great Marsh. This will only work once the National Pokédex has been obtained.

Arbok is available in the Marshland section of the Safari Zone during the Morning and Day in both HeartGold and SoulSilver. In addition, Arbok can also be obtained at Routes 3, 4, 26 and 27 in SoulSilver.

In Pokémon X and Y, Arbok can be caught in the wild at Route 19 in a Horde battle.

Spin-off Games

Arbok is a Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness that can be Snagged from Cipher Peon Smarton at the Cipher Key Lair.

Arbok can be found at Secret Storage 18 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

The only way to obtain an Arbok in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve an Ekans. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky Arbok can be found at Shimmer Desert 1F-9F, which is known as Shimmering Desert in Explorers of Sky but the floors where Arbok appears are the same. Arbok is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Valley B12-B17 and Final Mountain 19F-22F.

Arbok can be found at the Cycla Mountain Range in Pokémon Ranger.

Arbok can be found at Desolated Ruins Cave 3-1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Arbok inhabits Viperia in Pokémon Conquest.

Trading Card Game

Arbok appears in multiple sets throughout the Trading Card Game. Janine's Arbok from the Vs set is the only Common card out of the 12 different Arbok cards. Arbok is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Fossil, EX Sandstorm, EX Team Rocket Returns, Great Encounters and XY sets; and as a Rare Card in the Team Rocket (foil and non-foil), Gym Challenge, Expedition (foil and non foil) and EX Dragon Frontiers (Delta Species Card) sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Jessie used an Arbok that had evolved from her Ekans from the episode Dig Those Diglett until it fled with James' Weezing and a group of Poison-Type Pokémon rescued from a poacher in the episode A Poached Ego. Arbok has since appeared with other trainers and in the wild.

Movies

Jessie's Arbok also appeared in the short Pikachu's Vacation and The Power of One. A Wild Arbok also appeared in The Power of One and Destiny Deoxys.

Manga

Koga appears with an Arbok in Chapter 14, which gets defeated by Blue's Charmeleon--it was cut in half but it was able to regenerate itself, making subsequent appearances in Chapters 71, 72, 77 and 85. Agatha uses her own Arbok in Chapters 71 and 72 as well.

Ariana, one of Team Rocket's Four Generals, uses her own Arbok in Chapters 445, 448-450, 454 & 455.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Arbok finds itself in the PU Tier of Competitive Battling. While none of its Statistics stand out, it does have access to Coil, which improves its Attack, Defense, and Accuracy by one stage each. This helps with moves that have less-than 100% Accuracy, including Gunk Shot, Aqua Tail and Glare.

Psychic-Types will have to be wary of Sucker Punch; if Arbok doesn't have this move they'll be able to prey on Arbok's Special Defense. Ghost-Type Pokémon with high Defenses will be able to survive a hit and use Will-O-Wisp to hinder Arbok's attack with a Burn. Ground-Type Pokémon that can outspeed Arbok will do well, but must be wary of both Aqua Tail and Seed Bomb.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Red Few Route 23, Cerulean Cave
Blue None Trade
Yellow None Trade
Gold Evolve Evolve Ekans
Silver Few Route 3, Route 4, Route 22, Route 28
Crystal Few Route 3, Route 4, Route 26, Route 27, Route 28, Route 42, Mt. Silver
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed Common Route 23, Victory Road
LeafGreen None Trade
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Cipher Key Lair: Snag from Cipher Peon Smarton
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 8% Great Marsh (FireRed inserted into DS, all areas)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Unknown% Safari Zone (Marshland, Morning and Day)
SoulSilver 5% Route 3
Route 4
Route 26
SoulSilver 30% Route 27 (any time of day)
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y Rare Route 19 (Horde)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red It is rumored that the ferocious warning markings on its belly differ from area to area.
Blue It isrumored that the ferocious warning markings on its belly differ from area to area.
Yellow The frightening patterns on its belly have been studied. Six variations have been confirmed.
II Gold Transfixing prey with the face-like pattern on its belly, it binds and poisons the frightened victim.
Silver With a very vengeful nature, it won't give up the chase, no matter how far, once it targets its prey.
Crystal To intimidate foes, it spreads its chest wide and makes eerie sounds by expelling air from its mouth.
III Ruby This Pokémon is terrifically strong in order to constrict things with its body. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once Arbok wraps its body around its foe, escaping its crunching embrace is impossible.
Sapphire This Pokémon is terrifically strong in order to constrict things with its body. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once Arbok wraps its body around its foe, escaping its crunching embrace is impossible.
Emerald This Pokémon is terrifically strong in order to constrict things with its body. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once it wraps its body around its foe, escaping is impossible.
FireRed The pattern on its belly appears to be a frightening face. Weak foes will flee just at the sight of the pattern.
LeafGreen It is rumored that the ferocious warning markings on its belly differ from area to area.
IV Diamond The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. it constricts foes while they are frozen in fear.
Pearl The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. it constricts foes while they are frozen in fear.
Platinum The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. it constricts foes while they are frozen in fear.
HeartGold Transfixing prey with the face-like pattern on its belly, it binds and poisons the frightened victim.
SoulSilver With a very vengeful nature, it won't give up the chase, no matter how far, once it targets its prey.
V Black The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. it constricts foes while they are frozen in fear.
White The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. it constricts foes while they are frozen in fear.
Black 2 The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. it constricts foes while they are frozen in fear.
White 2 The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. it constricts foes while they are frozen in fear.
VI X The pattern on its belly appears to be a frightening face. Weak foes will flee just at the sight of the pattern.
Y To intimidate foes, it spreads its chest wide and makes eerie sounds by expelling air from its mouth.
Omega Ruby This Pokémon is terrifically strong in order to constrict things with its body. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once Arbok wraps its body around its foe, escaping its crunching embrace is impossible.
Alpha Sapphire This Pokémon is terrifically strong in order to constrict things with its body. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once Arbok wraps its body around its foe, escaping its crunching embrace is impossible.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
60
. 230 324 .
Atk
95
175 195 289 317
Def
69
128 143 237 260
Sp. Atk
65
121 135 229 251
Sp. Def
79
146 163 257 282
Speed
80
148 165 259 284

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Start Ice Fang Ice.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Thunder Fang Electric.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Fire Fang Fire.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Wrap Normal.gif 15 90 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Poison Sting Poison.gif 15 100 Physical.png
Start Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
4 Poison Sting Poison.gif 15 100 Physical.png
9 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
12 Glare Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
17 Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
20 Acid Poison.gif 40 100 Special.png
27 Stockpile Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
27 Swallow Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
27 Spit Up Normal.gif ?? 100 Special.png
32 Acid Spray Poison.gif 40 100 Special.png
39 Mud Bomb Ground.gif 65 85 Special.png
44 Gastro Acid Poison.gif -- 100 Other.png
48 Belch Poison.gif 120 90 Special.png
51 Haze Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
56 Coil Poison.gif -- -- Other.png
63 Gunk Shot Poison.gif 120 80 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM09 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM34 Sludge Wave Poison.gif 95 100 Special.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM59 Brutal Swing Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Other.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM97 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Beat Up Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Disable Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Poison Fang Poison.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Poison Tail Poison.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Scary Face Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Slam Normal.gif 80 75 Physical.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Switcheroo Dark.gif -- 100 Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 190*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 100 -- Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 160*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175 -- Physical.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 160*/140* -- Physical.png Special.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 22
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Arbok

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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